Spain's Constitutional Court has overturned Catalonia's declaration of independence, announced by the region's government on Friday, the court spokeswoman said.
With thousands of pro-independence activists gathered outside, the regional parliament in Barcelona passed a resolution to "declare Catalonia an independent state in the form of a republic".
While it will not come as a surprise to anyone following ongoing events in Spain, moments ago the country's Constitutional Court said on Tuesday the referendum law passed by the Catalan government Sept. 6 to hold a vote on independence was unconstitu
It's all illegal! That's Madrid's position on the referendum in Catalonia. Of about 5.5 million eligible voters, about 2.4 million chose–or were able–to cast ballots. 90% of them voted in favor of independence from Spain.
Early next week, it's highly likely Catalonia will tell Rajoy and the Spanish court where to go...Then what?...10,000 troops could not stop a vote. Will Spain send in 100,000 troops? Block all the banks?
Earlier on Tuesday, Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said: "We see how day after day the government of Catalonia is pushing the population to the abyss and inciting rebellion in the streets."
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